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Saudi Arabia Reiterates Solidarity with Egypt in War on Terrorism

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Solidarity with Egypt in War on Terrorism

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 - 17:15
King Salman chairs a cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi cabinet reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s solidarity with Egypt in its fight against terrorism.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chaired the cabinet meeting that was held at the al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The cabinet hailed the latest measures taken by the armed forces and police in northern Sinai.

The ministers then reviewed the latest Arab, regional and international developments, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s address before the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. The address urged the international community to stand united and firmly to exercise the greatest pressure to put an end to Iran’s terrorist and hostile behavior, which for 40 years has known nothing but bombings, destruction and assassinations throughout the world.

The cabinet lauded the participating countries at the General Assembly for their stances of support with Saudi Arabia and condemnation of Iran over last month’s attack against Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

The cabinet highlighted Saudi Arabia’s fulfilment of its commitment to donate $500 million to the relief effort in Yemen, $50 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and $10 million in relief to Rohingya Muslims. The commitments are an extension of its humanitarian principles and refection of its support for the stability of peoples in need.

On Syria, the cabinet welcomed the formation of a constitutional committee for the war-torn country. The Kingdom supports the political path to resolve the conflict in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254. It also welcomed the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Egypt and Jordan that underscored their complete rejection of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The gatherers had met on the sidelines of the General Assembly last week.

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